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>> a quick reminder of the world headlines. barack obama ordering more transparency and surveillance, saying that they are not interested in spying on ordinary people. the u.s. and russia without two -- vow to find ways to mend their disagreements. bloodshed in pakistan. nine people killed as gunmen opened fire at a mosque after a devastating suicide bombing at a police funeral. turkey advises its citizens in lebanon to leave the country if necessary. the lebanese state agency said that it reviews the unknown group has claimed responsibility saying that the hostages would be freed in return for lebanese captives held in syria. u.s. firefighters are gaining ground against the california wildfire that is threatening hundreds of homes. good we the a step closer to finding the model for the mona lisa? -- could we be a step closer to finding the model for mono lisa? the election returned robert mugabe to power. the opposition has evidence that some there were some names duplicated on the list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question
on there. >>> it's 5:00 in new york city and this is "the five"." obama care exchanges will open for business two months from today and the administration is scrambling even though the bill was signed into law over 40 months ago. nobody seems to want a part of the bill including people in his own administration. today the head of the irs dedicated to much of the oversight said he doesn't want to participate. >> why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the law that you are attached to enforce? >> i don't want to speak -- i can speak for myself. i can stay with the current policy i am pleased with rather than going through a change if i don't need to go through a change. >> at the white house carney asked about staffers who don't want to have to live under obama care and are trying to get out of it. >> i think this is something that i would refer you to congress on. we are clearly about the business of implementing the law that congress wrote and passed. >> his own people don't want it like it is cooties. >> these people have the best health care coverage in america,
>>> i'm chris wallace. president obama faces new questions about how he's waging the war on terror. in a pre-vacation news conference, the president discusses government surveillance. >> i want to make clear once again that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> the threats facing americans overseas. >> we are not going to completely eliminate terrorism. what we can do is to weaken it. >> the state of relations with russia and the battle over obama care. >> the one unifying principle in the republican party at the moment is making sure that 30 million people don't have health care. >> we'll get reaction to all of it from senator john mccain, just back from the middle east. >>> plus, uproar over planned projects by cnn and nbc on the life and career of hillary clinton. the gop now threatening to block both networks from hosting primary debates. >> the parent companies are choosing to promote hillary clinton when they know darn well that she's getting ready to run for president. >> we'll ask two key political strategists joe trippi and chip saltsman is the race fo
hill meanwhile, the obama care battle is raging. question -- should obama care opponents focus on defunding the plan or make work harder at getting the individual mandate repealed? senator ted cruz joins us exclusively to tell us about his strategy. >> and then russia spits in president obama's eye and gives asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. next month's summit in russia still go on? can the white house let this happen without any response? all those stories and much more coming up on the "kudlow report" beginning right now. >> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is the "kudlow report." first up tonight, very strong start for stocks this month. the dow and s&p closing at record highs. by the way, it's the first time the s&p has closed above 1,700 points. with yesterday's dovish fed statement, you got solid earnings this quarter and some positive economic data with today's jobless claims. are we in the perfect climate for stocks? we never are but we have to ask our distinguished experts. first up, dennis gartman and we have ed bartowski. i want to go to my pal denn
obama holds a nearly hour-long press conference and makes some big news on the country's surveillance programs. also, tonight, the president defends obama care and slams republicans for hating on it but not having much of a plan of their own. and one of the most powerful women in the world is opening up about her very recent and surprising run-in with racism. i will tell you oprah winfrey's incredible story. melissa harris perry will put it into context. all that is ahead. >>> tonight we begin with president obama's news conference in which we took on obama care and the threat by some republicans to try to shut down the government over it when they have no alternative plan. we'll get to that soon. but one area where president obama was really engaged today was the issue of surveillance and the national debate that has arisen, particularly since edward snowden leaked classified information. the president today describing four steps he would take to make the nsa both more transparent and more accountability including working with congress to tighten the patriot act, making sure someone
jetting off to an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard president obama took volley of questions from a white house press corps feeling neglected the past several months. the topics varied but the president had a message to get out about government surveillance. here a chief white house correspondent ed hen prip. >> afternoon, everybody. these have a seat. >> reporter: president obama used his first full-scale news conference in over three months to try and get out in front of the nsa surveillance controversy he was on his heels over a range of national security issues from his prickly relationship with russia to terror threats from al qaeda and why he still hasn't brought the benghazi killers to justice. >> i also said we'd get bin laden and didn't get him in 11 months. so we have informed, i think, the public there's a sealed indictment. >> reporter: the president was referring to the fact that u.s. officials earlier this week revealed the justice department filed its first criminal charges against an unknown number of people believed to be involved in benghazi, which the president
that putin, yes, could have made obama look bad in a few ways, meeting face-to- face, in ways that -- i mean, now, if you look at it from the outside, it's almost like obama is beating putin in a political race, and putin is demanding a debate, and the front-runner has no reason to meet with him. we're beating putin economically, we're exporting oil to europe when he wants to be doing it. so putin brings him into the country and somehow brings the snowden factor out there, which can only make obama look bad. no. obama has nothing to gain, lots to lose. not surprised he cancelled it. >> i'm not surprised he cancelled it either. we have to understand what putin is like. this guy, putin, is one tough cookie. he came out of the kgb. he was the head of a lot of their, shall we say, undercover activities. he was a very tough guy that he was able to take over that country, the way he did, at the age he did. those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't. we have to be very careful about dealing with this guy. we cannot give him the feeling that he can push us around. i think this is exactl
from obama care. >> why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the very law that you are attached to enforce. >> i prefer to stay with the current policy that i am pleased with rather than go through a change if i don't need to go through that change. >> reporter: this as newly revealed e-mail suggests irs may have shared confidential information. the american public is entitled to know whether the irs is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information with other agencies. today he tangled with texas republican. >> you assured us that the irs despite the significant abuses of power were investigating that the irs has never shared private taxpayerer information with other federal agencies. i am looking at an e-mail from 2008 where louis lerner did exactly that. >> i never assured that there aren't incidences that occur. we share information roughly with 300 different federal and state agencies as a matter of routine business. and we have procedures and safe guards in place. >> reporter: lawmakers say in the process of investigating the irs targeting of conse
to keep going first. now it is time for "the last >>> president obama made news last night on "the tonight show" telling jay leno he will go to russia, and today the white house told vladimir putin that he will not be meeting one-on-one with president obama. >> the big chill between the u.s. and russia may be heading for the deep freeze. >> putin's shelter of edward snowden -- >> no snowden, no meeting? >> comes at a price. >> he has officially canceled plans to meet putin. >> they slipped back into the cold war mentality. that's the past. we have to think about the future. >> it's a totally moderate response. >> snowden was one part of this puzzle. >> edward snowden, missile defense, human rights to be continued. >> thousands of people rallied last night in tunisia's capital. yemen says it has foiled an al qaeda plot. >> massive fire -- >> russia's anti-gay laws. >> that controversial law that bans gay relationships. >> talking about the protection of american athletes abroad and a lot of concern how it will impact the olympics. >> i think putin and russia have a big stake at making it wo
read everything online. >> president obama cancels a summit with vladimir putin. >> there have been times they slide back into cold war thinking. >> a terror threat closes u.s. embassies. >> this group is fairly ingenious, bold and eager to cause damage. >> the president targets fannie mae and freddie mac. also, hillary, the documentary, the miniseries, and reince priebus, the angry chairman. >> i will not expose our candidates to this kind of treatment. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the name of the program is "inside washington" and if there is a bigger story in washington than the sale of "the washington post," i cannot think of one. we have colby king, lois romano, a "the washington post" veteran. charles krauthammer.part of the "washington post" writers group. i came to washington to work for broadcast properties, which were owned by "the washington post." glenn, "the washington post." [laughter] the former executive editor len downie was in the newsroom as katharine graham's granddaughter announced jeff bezos, the founder of amazon, was bu
obama with a staunch defense of his health care program had an interesting take on his relationship with vladimir putin. a live report ahead. >>> in the wilderness. a new search in the kidnapping suspect and the 16-year-old who disappeared with him. >>> dramatic and deadly. floodwaters and drenching rain sweeping parts of this country. will the dangerous weather hit you today? >>> are you more or less inclined to grab a burger now? >>> good morning and welcome to "weekends with alex witt". we have breaking news overnight from sandy hook, california. police have confirmed that the body of a child discovered inside the charred fire of a home set on fire last weekend belongsen to 8-year-old ethan anderson. the remains of his mother were also in that home. james lee i did mantleeo is suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old hannah anderson. his car has been located in idaho. a report from san diego a bit later on this hour. >>> the day's other story, in a matter of hours, president obama will be in orlando, florida. it comes on the heels of a wide-ranging news conference a day before he begi
the latest. james? >> reporter: good morning. president obama and his national security team approached this day, the president's 52nd birthday, in a state of apprehension. the u.s. embassy compound in cairo is one of two does then u.s. installations that would have been open today but now the closed. heightened security was readily discernible. a senior lawmaker said chatter picked up by u.s. signals intelligence exceeds anything in more than a decade. the president's counter terrorism advisor and susan rice, the national security adviser led the response. rice chaired a principals committee meeting that included the secretaries of state and defense and the directors of the fbi, cia and nsa. another participant told abc news it is aimed at western, not just american interests. >> it is more specific. we are taking it seriously which i think you would expect us to do. yeah. there is a significant threat stream and we are reacting. >> reporter: the latest threat will likely revive the scarry week of september last year when there were riots which culminated in the fatal attack in benghaz
story about president obama and of course, the leader of russia, russian president vladamir put tin. president obama has canceled the meeting they were going to have in mass cow partly because of the edward snowden asylum issue. let's show a report and then discuss. >> u.s. russian relations have been strained and the kremlins decision to give edward snowden temporary asylum fueled the flames. today the white house announced that president obama will not meet one-on-one with president vladamir put tin next month when in you russia for an international summit. the white house said that there wasn't enough progress on the agenda to offmeeting, but there's also this. russia's disappointing decision to grant edward snowden temporary asylum was a factor. >> there's an alleged law breaker in their country. we evaluate it, and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us. >> those were president obama's first comments about snowden's asylum. he was also candid about his relationship with put tin. >> the truth is that when we have meetings, we can have some pretty blunt exchanges a
up next. he will get on that breaking news out of the house of commons. >>> the obama administration lays out its case for taking the country to another middle east conflict. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace. top administration officials are briefing congressional leaders this evening on their case for launching an attack against syria. secretary of state kerry, defense secretary hagel, national security adviser susan rice and james clapper are all laying out evidence the assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians. we have fox team coverage. james rosen of the state department reports on a surprise defeat in britain. we begin with what the administration is doing right now. >> reporter: we finally reached the pivotal moment where the obama administration is revealing its intelligence. to prove the syrian government is behind the attack. they are doing that as they make their case to congress even though they are not promising votes in congress. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his
regulatory reform that we can do than to repeal every single word of obama. [ cheering ] and that reaction right there shows -- >> john: because those evangelicals know the one thing jesus was known for is taking away affordable healthcare for the poor. it is red meat for the crowds but the president wasn't the only target. both cruz and santorum took swipes at mitt romney's failed 2012 campaign while others wrung their hands over the g.o.p.'s shaky future. if recent history is our guide, they could have ample reason to fear. dan balz is chief correspondent at the "washington post," also the author of the highly praised essential new book "collision 2012", obama versus romney and the future of elections in america. he joins us now from washington, d.c. dan, what a pleasure. thank you so much for being here on "viewpoint." >> john, thank you. >> john: congratulations to all of the acclaim your book has received. as you know, this weekend in iowa, both santorum and cruz criticized the romney campaign for its use of the catchphrase "you did build that." their argument it was another instance
. president obama was secretly telling dmitri medvedev to ignore all the election year politics, it's just politics. after that, the u.s. and russia could be great friends. maybe that wasn't it, maybe the flexibility he was speaking about was a great insult. a yo mama joke, perhaps, that would better explain what has happened since. relations are deteriorating at a very rapid pace. the president cancelled a planned meeting with russian president putin. the first time any american president has cancelled a publicly announced visit to russia since the end of the cold war. the white house explained the cancellation including, missile defense, and arms control, they cited russia's decision to thumb the u.s. in the eye by granting edward snowden temporary asylum. >> i was disappointed because even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a law breaker or alleged law breaker in their country. we evaluate it and try to work with them, they didn't do that with us. >> that same interview, the president spoke out forcefully against russi
? >> and now, "bbc world news america." president obama cancels a moscow summit with president putin. this after russia grantor -- granted edwards snowden asylum, sending at chill through relations. throughoutg flights the region. it cost billions and has the backing of key countries. inside a project which could power the future. pairs of atoms and infusing them together. this will release more energy. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today relations between the u.s. and russia and another snack when president obama canceled a planned meeting with president putin in russia next month. this comes just days after russia decided to grant asylum to the former intelligence analyst, edwards noted. -- edward snowden. two towering figures on the world stage. relations between russia and washington have never been more, has hadpresident obama a major diplomatic snub aimed at president putin. edward snowden is at the center of the latest round. the former contractor fled america after leaking government secrets. the u.s. is unhappy after russia g
and the snub heard around the world. president obama abruptly canceling next month's planned meet with russian president vladimir putin. while it's not a complete return to the cold war, there is a chill in the air between the u.s. and russia. nbc's trace iie potts joins me m washington. the president's snub has many wondering, what happens now? >> reporter: next, betty, we wait to see what russia's response is. we'll have two officials right here in washington tomorrow. we'll monitor that for you. here on capitol hill, democrats and republicans are supporting the president's decision. >> and the first impression they get -- >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel are still set to meet their russian counterparts in washington tomorrow. even though president obama canceled his moscow summit with russian president vladimir putin. >> we were not at the point in our progress on a number of these issues where a summit at the presidential level was the most constructive step. >> reporter: there are disagreements over arms control and human rights but the last str
we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." president obama cancels a moscow summit with president putin. this after russia grantor -- granted edwards snowden asylum, sending at chill through relations. throughoutg flights the region. it cost billions and has the backing of key countries. inside a project which could power the future. pairs of atoms and infusing them together. this will release more energy. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today relations between the u.s. and russia and another snack when president obama canceled a planned meeting with president putin in russia next month. this comes just days after russia decided to grant asylum to the former intelligence analyst, edwards noted. -- edward snowden. two towering figures on the world stage. relations between russia and washington have never been more, has hadpresident obama a major diplomatic snub aimed at president putin. edward snowden is at the center of the latest round. the former contractor fled america after leaking government secrets. the u.s. is u
for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden main these leaks. >> as president obama outlines proposals to reform the surveillance programs, the guardian newspaper reveals new details about how the nsa had permission to search databases of phone calls of americans. we will speak to senator ron wyden. then we look at the lives of civil rights legend bayard rustin. >> we need a group of angelic troublemakers. ability tos in our make things and workable. the only weapon we have is our body and we need to talk to them in places so that we'll do not turn. month byrs ago this your rustin organized a march on washington. he buys black, gay, and a pacifist. he will be honored with the posthumous medal of freedom. naegle,speak to walter and john d'emilio, author of "lost prophet: the life and times of bayard rustin." all that and more coming up. to democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. a u.s. drone strike killed two people in yemen on saturday. the u.s. has now carried out nine drone strikes in two weeks, killing 38 people. it is the most concentrated ser
has invited sharif to washington fo for talks with president obama. he says he still wants his government in the drone attacks on pakistani soil. >> and the light of today's discussion, we will continue this dialogue on how to stop this policy of drone attacks. nations is warning violence against afghanistan civilian population is increasing 23% over the same time last year. the figures were disclosed wednesday. >> the number of civilians killed or injured rose i 23% compared to the same time last year. deaths and 2533 injuries, total of 3852 civilian casualties. this marked an increase of 14% injuries and 28% in over the same time it in 2012. >> us-led nato occupation forces to do in its formal mission in afghanistan next year. and a report from the pentagon says the afghan military will "substantial training, advising and assistance -- including financial support goes quote long after the december 2014 withdrawal date thre. were heldal elections in zimbabwe wednesday in the latest challenge to longme president agave whose main challenger called the elections a huge farce and
after president obama defended the national security agency for not abusing its surveillance powers, the nsa's own internal audit reveals the agency has broken its own privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year. then we go to cairo where the muslim brotherhood has called for a day of rage after more than 600 people were killed on wednesday. >> the one thing people will not stand for in the long term is to have this kind of regressive security state inflicted upon them. once the targets of this authoritarian apparatus moves away from the islamists and starts imposing itself on other parts of egyptian society, then perhaps,e might see, once again a popular uprising against that kind of crackdown. >> we will speak with sharif abdel kouddous in cairo and p.j. crowley, former state department spokesperson, who is called for the u.s. to suspend military aid to egypt and call the ouster of mohamed morsi a coup. then, didn't eight-year-old spy for america? we look at how u.s. allies in yemen used a child the place electronic chips on the man he considered to
. following snowden's leaks and subsequent flight to russia president obama repeatedly expressed that he should not get in the way of u.s. and russia's relations. >> we've got a whole lot of business that we do with china and russia and i'm not going to have one case of a suspect who we're trying to extra diet suddenly being elevated to the point where i've got to start doing wheeling and dealing and trading on a whole host of other issues simply to get a guy extradited so that he can face the justice system here in the united states. >> amid bipartisan efforts to punish russia, calls to boycott the bilateral meeting to the 2014 olympics in sochi, things have changed. the white house announced the president will spend some time in sweden. quote, a close friend and partner to the united states. joining me today senior fellow at the center on budget and policy pry orpds akds an msnbc contributor, jerry bernstein, katrina van den huevel. brian grimm and nbc news white house correspondent, kristin welker. kristin, i go to you first. we played the sound of the president about a month ago sayi
, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was posted on his facebook page. it is also going to be used as part of a film that he will use during his re-election campaign next month. the idea was to find out what people really had to say if he were driving a taxi
that the president believes is positive. he was very passionate in defending obama care, going after the republicans, making it clear that if the republicans had their way, he said 30 million americans would not be eligible for affordable health care and he's clearly indicated he's willing to make a major fight on all of these issues. we're going to have extensive coverage coming up on "the lead." later i'll be back at 5:00 p.m. in "the situation room." but let's turn it over to john berman. he's picking up our coverage in "the lead." >> thank you so much, wolf. i'm john berman filling in for jake tapper while he's away. the president just wrapped up his press conference as you saw. he's expected to leave tomorrow for a week-long vacation with his family on martha's vineyard. he covered everything from the controversy over edward snowden and he had some fascinating words about mr. snowden to the investigation of benghazi and his constant battle with congressional republicans, especially over health care. we will delve into all the news and get reactions from top republicans. let's begin with jessica
in anyway, shape or form. when we come back, the obama administration heading in the right direction in the war on drug. maybe we should rethink some of our punishments. all right, do they mean it? it's a good thing. when we come back we'll explain. if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think there is any chance we'll ever hear the president even say the word "carbon tax"? >> with an opened mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned great leadership so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter) >> cutting throught the clutter of today's top stories. >> this is the savior of the republican party? i mean really? >> ... with a unique perspective. >> teddy rosevelt was a weak asmatic kid who never played sports until he was a grown up. >> (laughter) >> ... and lots of fancy buz words. >> family values, speding, liberty, economic freedom, hard-working moms, crushing debt, cute little
obama versus the liberal media. it is true, this is a battle going on today. and the most heart warming photo of the day, a marine comes to the rescue of a 9-year-old boy. we're going to tell you what happened in tonight's shout out. >>> our third story out front, russia's crack down on gays. there's been a lot of international pressure on this, but they said today that the country isn't bowing to it. they will not suspend anti-gay laws during the olympics. anyone that goes to the olympics sochi could be arrested and deported if they're gay. >> speed skater trains in his event physically and mentally. the only gay athlete known to be planning to compete in the games. >> i would say i'm a little bit worried. >> reporter: not afraid despite the risk. he is well aware of russia's intolerance of gays and lesbians. and they find any people who express any support of gays. the police have the power to arrest anyone who appears to be spreading, quote, prop began that of nontraditional relations." russias supports minister and a prominent lawmaker say the new law will be enforced. >> what kind
names or other identifying information. the article was published hours before president obama held a news conference to announce a series of reforms related to the nsa spy programs. >> it is not about me as president having confidence in these programs. the american people need confidence in them as well. that is why i have consulted members of congress. i have passed the privacy and civil liberties oversight board to review where our counter- terrorism efforts and our values come into tension, and i have asked my national security team to be more aware of laws and practices. we will have more on the nsa after headlines. scores of people are dead and hundreds are wounded following a weekend of violence in iraq. a series of bombings aimed at shiites killed dozens of people over the weekend. families were celebrating eid- al-fitr, which marks the end of ramadan. according to a private monitoring group, an al qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for the bombings. on sunday, at least seven people died. three u.s. soldiers died in afghanistan on sunday. the u.s. official said that
obama hitting the late night comedy circuit? >> we're excited, barack obama's going to be on the tonight show tomorrow night. >> tomorrow night marks the sixth time the president has been on late night talk shows. >> we have a record 28.2 million part time workers in america. that number has never ever been higher. >> what we need is a leadership from this president on the part of the white house, to come to the table finally and say, we're going to fix the underlying problem that's driving our deficit. we all want to repeal and replace obama care. >> there are americans in yemen now being told to get out. an active evacuation is said to be underway. >> this is the worst threat the country has faced since 9/11 folks. naturally, obama went off to camp david to celebrate his birthday and play golf for seven hours. >> if you are shutting down all the embassies in the middle east, if you are talking about something like this, now is not the time to be leaving the white house, period. >> is now the time for president obama to leave washington for hollywood? and yes, you're paying for it, at l
of industries. what can we do for you? and now, "bbc world news america." president obama announced his government surveillance program and assesses this deteriorating relationship with russia. >> we're doing things that are good for the united states and hopefully good for russia as well. but recognizing there are going to be some differences. we will not be able to completely disguise them. >> hiding in plain sight. this sicilian mafia boss was living in italy for decades. italy wants him back to serve his time. it is summer. it must be time for that vacation souvenir. we will trace how the trinkets have become big business. onwelcome to our viewers public television in america and around the globe. today president obama held a wide ranging press conference at the white house on the eve of leaving for his summer vacation. on the agenda was announcing new oversight and transparency in the surveillance programs that have come under fire. relations with russia were also front and center. presidenturged clinton to think forward instead of backward. tourged president putin think forward in
you back here tomorrow. lou: good evening, thank you for being with us, obama administration continued roll back of "law & order," sends attorney general eric holder to reveal latest initiative to cut prosecution of person drug crimes to withhold information and certain prosecutions about amounts of drugs involved in the crime. to reduce prison sentences in some cases. and to free some particularly alderly inmates not -- elderly inmates, not convicted of violent crimes for humanitarian reasons, administration acting to reduce drug crime sentences, obama white house ordered federal prosecutors to revamp statutes to help shield certain drug offensers from the mandatory sentences without congressional approval, here is attorney general holder today speaking before the american bar association. >> i have to today mandated a modification of the justice department charges policy so certain low-level, nonviolent drug aend toers wits offensers o drug cartels or gangs. lou: how will our attorney general fine drug offenders who use drugs that have not beenn@ provided by as he put it large scale
crime sentences, obama white house ordered federal prosecutors to revmp statut to help shield certain drug offensers from the mandatory sentences without congressional approval, here is attorney general holder today speaking before the american bar association. >> i have to today mandated a modifition of the justice department charges policy so certain low-level, nonviolent drug aend toers wits offensers o drug cartels or gangs. lou: how will our attorney general fine drug offenders who use drugs that have not beenn@ provided by as he put it large scale organizations, gangs and cartels. does not their useie them to those trial organizations and enterprises? this administration displaying in some cases utter disregard for legislative process with which to changeaw, last month president suspended mandate portion of his signature healthcare l, and defied congress, and dared congress to stop him, say, i'm not concerned about their opinions, very few of them by the way are lawyers much less constitutiol lawyers issu as i noted them a third of the house are lyerslmost half in the senate. bu
is beginning to take shape around, yes, of course, the repeal of obama care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation sa
's race based? >> obama's been president, racial issues have become bigger and more sensitive. you said bored. >> a white guy kills a black person. if a black person kills a white person, it's not race. >> you said it was boredom. do you believe it's boredom? >> i don't know what it is, do you? >> we can go by what they said. the 22-year-old didn't deserve to die. he went to his girlfriend's house, said he's going to go for a run. goes to a local college and while he's on the run, he was tracked, hunted down, shot in the back. one shot, he would die. the word would get out and these three would be rounded up and at which time being asked, why did you do it? we did it for the fun. there might be somebody else who's randomly shot. >> i grew up with a kid, when he was about 16 years old, he broke into a neighbor lady's house, an old lady. stabbed her to death, 80 something times and he was, my mother from the time i was a child, said stay away from this kid. he's nuts. well, that maybe all this is is that this is, there's two weak followers and one kid that is nuts and says let's go target
. the obama administration is reconsidering plans for a summit with russian president vladimir putin next month after russia granted a year of temporary asylum to national security agency whistleblower edward snowden. on thursday, snowden left the moscow airport where he had been sheltering for more than a month while the united states sought his return to face espionage charges for revealing nsa spy programs. in a statement released by wikileaks, edward snowden said -- a russian lawyer for snowden said he is set to begin a new life in russia. we will have more on snowden and the latest nsa leaks after headlines with two members of congress were trying to defined the nsa's all collection of phone and data records -- democrat john conyers of michigan and kentucky republican thomas massie. says iraq hasions closed out its deadliest month in more than five years following a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings. in total, the violence killed 1057 iraqis and injured more than 2300 in july. many of the attacks focused on iraq's shiite majority which leads the government. in egypt, supporter
to be for something, not just be against everything. >> harry reid and president obama would scream and yell. >> i see mea colleagues say, by god, it's now or never. >> will you vote to defund obama care? i want a yes or no. >> no. >> they want to get as many americans hood to the sugar. >> the other day you're not wanting to kill the hostage. that's okay, kill it. >> cooler heads prevail over time. >> there are more effective ways of achieving that goal. >> one thing i've tried to do is not overreact. ♪ >>> the bell has rung, and congress is out for summer. members fanning out to their districts to hear the heated opinions of constituents at town hall meetings, and with less than eight weeks to go before the official launch of new health care marketplaces until the afford kabul care ac, backers of the law are out in force encouraging people to sign up. then, of course, there are the law's opponents. you remember these guys. >> who do you want to die so that we're on the par with the english system? >> if this thing goes into effect beginning october 1st with the exchanges and mandates kicking in, i
. itis crazy. it seems overdue. the question is whether any of this stuff, obama can get bipartisan consensus to lead to real change in policy given everything else we know is going on in the republican house. >> given the position of eric holder as an influencer or straw man. howard? >> you have to unpack this. in terms of mandatory drug sentencing, where eric holder is going with this particlair thing is in a direction that a fair amount of the republican party will accept. even if not especially the tea party types. a lot of the tea party types -- >> who said things. >> starting with rand paul, kentucky, and others. they have other philosophical objects on the drug front as long as it's nonviolent, et cetera. there's enough support among the tea party types, the kind creating trouble everywhere else to give eric holder room to maneuver here. the combination of that and the president's passion on it. the fact that the obvious disproportionate impact on it. it's not just a matter of money. yes, we are wasting billions of dollars but the racial impact is obvious. you put that togeth
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